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Oppenhoff partner publishes Manual Cloud Computing - Comprehensive legal overview of outsourcing business processes

Oppenhoff partner Dr. Marc Hilber is the editor of a Cloud Computing Manual by the Otto Schmidt publishing house. read more >>>

Of work and atmosphere: About 50 from all over Germany attended Student day

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Oppenhoff & Partner again nominated German Tax Firm of the Year

The renowned International Tax Review has nominated the team led by partners Dr. Axel Bödefeld and Dr. Gunnar Knorr in both categories for Germany this year. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises deltatre on acquisition of IMPIRE AG

Italian Sports media and technology firm deltatre S.p.A. has acquired German IMPIRE AG. read more >>>

Oppenhoff Partner Marc Hilber and expert panel present manual for Cloud Computing

“Basis for fair contracts between providers and users” read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises Benckiser Stiftung Zukunft regarding innovative Social Impact Bonds

The pilot project Eleven Augsburg is designed to support unemployed adolescents finding employment and apprenticeship opportunities.
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Apply now: Oppenhoff & Partner invites students to its practice programme Sommeruni

From 18 August to 26 September 2014 participants will once again be given the opportunity to delve intensively into the world of commercial lawyers at the firm’s Cologne office.

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"Preparation for the real life":

Students train at Oppenhoff for negotiating competition in Vienna read more >>>

Study: Oppenhoff & Partner often recommended by in-house counsel

This is the result of the study kanzleimonitor.de read more >>>

Apply now for scholarship: Walter Oppenhoff Foundation continues supporting LL.M. studies in the US

The Walter Oppenhoff Foundation awards up to three scholarships for LL.M. studies in the US again this year. Persons interested in a scholarship may submit their application by 30 April 2014. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises ALTEN Group on the acquisition of Inventive Engineering

The engineering services provider ALTEN has acquired all of the shares in Inventive Engineering GmbH, Munich, which provides engineering services in the sectors automobile, railway, aviation, special machine construction and precision engineering. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner elects employment lawyer Jörn Kuhn as partner

35-year-old Jörn Kuhn is to become a partner of the law firm as per 1 January 2014. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner elects new management

Oppenhoff & Partner has elected new management bodies for the next three years as scheduled. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises SFX Entertainment on the acquisition of Paylogic

SFX Entertainment Inc. acquires 75 percent of the shares in the ticketing company Paylogic, which is assessed at a value of about USD 22 million. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner nominated once again for German Law Firm of the Year

“The Lawyer” has listed the law firm for the title for the third time in four years. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises SQS on capital increase

SQS Software Quality Systems AG, the world's largest supplier of independent software testing, has conditionally raised approximately £11.4 million (before expenses) by way of a placing with institutional investors of 2,618,507 new ordinary shares of €1 each at a price of 435 pence per share. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner invites students to learn more about the firm

The leading law firm Oppenhoff & Partner invites students on 9 April 2014 to its Cologne office to learn more about the working life of its interns, legal trainees and lawyers. read more >>>

Every third Oppenhoff partner named leading lawyers in Who´s Who Legal 2014

The renowned handbook has been recommending the world’s leading commercial lawyers for almost twenty years. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner represented Lufthansa in ECJ proceedings concerning state aid for Ryanair

The European Court of Justice ruled on 21 November 2013 that, after the initiation of formal state aid proceedings by the Commission, the national courts are obliged to orient themselves on this decision to initiate proceedings. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises GLOBALE Rückversicherung on the sale of its international subsidiaries

GLOBALE Rückversicherung, which is currently in run-off, is selling its subsidiaries in the USA, Switzerland, Canada and Australia to AXA DBIO. The transaction is still subject to clearance by the competent supervisory authorities. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises Veritas Holdings AG i.A. on the sale of run-off to DARAG

DARAG Deutsche Versicherungs- und Rückversicherungs-AG is assuming 100 percent of the shares in the Swiss Veritas Rückversicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft. read more >>>

Sommeruni 2013: Hands-on work experience for 15 law students

The award-winning programme ran for the third time read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises MIBRAG on the acquisition of the “Helmstedter Revier” from E.ON

Mitteldeutsche Braunkohlengesellschaft mbH (MIBRAG) is taking over the business into a wholly owned subsidiary. The new subsidiary will mainly comprise the Buschhaus power plant and the open-cast mine at Schöningen. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner nominated a M&A firm of the Year for the second year in a row

 The JUVE Awards are one of the highest distinctions awarded in the legal industry.
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Oppenhoff & Partner gains a further two partners for its new Frankfurt office, launches in August in OpernTurm

State aid and antitrust lawyer Dr. Andrés Martin-Ehlers, LL.M., is transferring from Orrick, and Jérôme S. Friedrich from Sidley Austin. read more >>>

Oppenhoff appoints two new junior partners in litigation and employment law

The litigation lawyer Marc Alexander Häger and the employment law expert Dr. Alexander Willemsen have been appointed junior partners. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises Deutsche Post on intercity bus joint venture with ADAC

Deutsche Post and ADAC (Allgemeine Deutsche Automobilclub) are entering the newly opened long distance bus market with ADAC Postbus starting November 1, 2013. read more >>>

Walter-Oppenhoff Scholarship goes to three young jurists in 2013

Laura Henning from Berlin, Thius Vogel from Hanover and Jekaterina Weiner from Hamburg are the winners of the partial scholarships for LL.M. studies in the USA. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises Bundesanzeiger Verlag on joint venture with cosinex to establish a German contract award portal

Bundesanzeiger Verlag, the publisher of the German Federal Gazette and an established institution in public procurement law with inter alia its specialist publishing activities, is establishing a joint venture with one of the pioneers in the field of e-award software, cosinex, to set up the German award portal Deutsche Vergabeportal. read more >>>

Best Lawyers ranking recommends almost every third Oppenhoff partner

The latest ranking of the American publishers Best Lawyers, published by Handelsblatt, lists eight recommendations for Oppenhoff lawyers. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises publishing house Rubens on takeover of "Westfälische Rundschau" in the greater Unna area

With retroactive effect as per 1 May 2013 the Essen-based company Funke Mediengruppe (“Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung”) sold its issues of the “Westfälische Rundschau” in the area Unna, Fröndenberg, Holzwickede, Kamen and Bergkamen to Graphische Betriebe F. W. Rubens KG. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises Benckiser holding companies with regard to the intended bid for D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753 N.V.

A group of investors led by Joh. A. Benckiser s.à r.l. intends to submit a bid for all outstanding shares of D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753 N.V. (Douwe Egberts, Senseo). read more >>>

Oppenhoff is a partner of the German Federal Association of In-house Counsel

With over 1,000 members, the BUJ is Germany’s largest professional association for lawyers in legal departments, institutions and corporations. read more >>>

Between requirements and reality

Conference highlighted specific challenges in M&A communication read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner nominated German Tax Firm of the Year

The renowned International Tax Review has nominated the team led by partners Dr. Axel Bödefeld and Dr. Gunnar Knorr in both categories for Germany this year: as German Tax Firm of the Year and as Transfer Pricing Team of the Year, the latter already for the fifth time in six years. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises institutional investor on the acquisition of shares in Evonik Industries AG

Oppenhoff & Partner represented an institutional investor in connection with a global private placement of shares in German specialty chemicals maker Evonik Industries AG. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner represents Dow AgroSciences in a dispute over the reimport of plant protection products before the Federal Court of Justice

The reimport of plant protection products intended for the German market is illegal if the packaging and labelling have been replaced. read more >>>

Intensive insight into the daily routine at a law firm: Invitation to Student Day at Oppenhoff & Partner

On 24 April law students will have the opportunity to learn about the daily routine at Oppenhoff & Partner as either a work experience student, trainee lawyer or lawyer. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises Graphic Packaging on the acquisition of Å&R Carton Holding B.V.

Graphic Packaging has acquired the Beer and Beverage division of the Swedish Å&R Carton Group, with operations in Germany and in the Netherlands. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises Argos Group on acquisition of a tank terminal in Emmerich

The Argos Group is the largest independent player (not listed on the stock exchange) in the Western European downstream oil market, with a turnover exceeding 11 billion Euro. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner successfully represents Weinig in proceedings on Squeeze Out compensation

The higher regional court in Karlsruhe has determined the compensation paid to minority shareholders in a squeeze out  to have been appropriate.

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Oppenhoff & Partner elects M&A lawyer Alf Baars partner

He advises German and foreign enterprises and financial investors on corporate transactions, joint ventures and other corporate law issues. read more >>>

Nine Oppenhoff partners named leading lawyers in Who´s Who Legal 2013

Amongst the leading lawyers, with Dr. Marc Hilber and Dr. Maxim Kleine are two partners who have been listed for the first time. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises Finanz Informatik on structural improvement

Finanz Informatik, the IT services provider of the Savings Banks Finance Group “Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe”, and Labour Union ver.di successfully finalized their negotiations on a tariff agreement on a social plan. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner to open an office in Frankfurt with transaction lawyer Dr. Oliver Kessler joining the partnership

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Government initiative Trusted Cloud presents thesis papers for cloud computing

Oppenhoff expert Marc Hilber led the task force on contract and copyright law read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises Nederman on acquisition of EFT

The listed Nederman Holding A/B with headquarters in Sweden acquires the US company Environmental Filtration Technologies (EFT). read more >>>

“Six weeks of experiencing a lawyer’s daily work and a lot of fun”

The second trainee programme was a huge success read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner nominated for JUVE Award M&A

The JUVE Awards are one of the highest distinctions awarded in the legal industry. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises CTS EVENTIM on the acquisition of the operating company of Lanxess Arena, Cologne

Arena Holding GmbH, a subsidiary of CTS EVENTIM AG, has taken over Arena Management GmbH, Cologne, and thereby becomes the new operator of Germany’s largest multi-functional events arena. read more >>>

Oppenhoff elects competition lawyer Daniel Dohrn to Junior Partner

He advises national and international enterprises on German and European antitrust law. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner top adviser in IT law

An independent jury of industry and media experts elected the law firm to the Top-25 ranking of business news magazine WirtschaftsWoche.
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Oppenhoff top employer for corporate law

Azur recommends the firm due to the mixture read more >>>

Heidelberg jurist wins 2012 Walter Oppenhoff Scholarship

Tilman Petersen receives a financial contribution towards his LL.M. studies in the USA. read more >>>

Compliance without Frontiers?

Cologne Compliance Day highlights International Aspects
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Oppenhoff & Partner represents Opfermann Arzneimittel GmbH in successful proceedings before the Federal Court of Justice concerning dietary foods

Distribution of supplementary balanced dietary products now only possible subject to strict preconditions.
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Oppenhoff & Partner signs Diversity Charter

By signing this Charter, the internationally operating law firm has committed itself to promote mutual respect, esteem and the recognition of diversity within corporate culture. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises Krauss-Maffei Wegmann on acquistion of UK bridge-making company WEFL

WFEL is regarded as the worldmarket leader for mobile bridging systems in both military and civil applications. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises Vaillant Group on its acquisition of Cogenon

The Remscheid-based heating, ventilation and air-conditioning specialist Vaillant Group on 2 May 2012 acquired the Hamburg manufacturer Cogenon, which specialises in the manufacturing of combined heat and power systems for larger properties. read more >>>

Study on the transformation of EU amendments concerning cookies into national law

Patchwork of European regulations makes data protection compliance more difficult for enter-prises operating on an international level
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Cloud computing

Corporate representatives discussed secure ways into the cloud read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner strengthens real estate group with new partner

Dr. Stefanie Minzenmay will be joining as of 1 May 2012. read more >>>

Four Oppenhoff lawyers classed amongst Germany’s outstanding Compliance advisers

The weekly business news magazine WirtschaftsWoche, supported by an independent jury, Germany’s top law firms and experts in the field of Compliance advice. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises on the purchase of three pentahotels

HPI Germany Hotelbesitz GmbH is assuming ownership of three hotels in Braunschweig, Eisenach and Kassel. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner yet again nominated as German Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year

The renowned International Tax Review has nominated the team headed by partners Dr. Axel Bödefeld and Dr. Gunnar Knorr for the fourth time in five years.
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Oppenhoff & Partner advises IPS on the foundation of Newsprint Italia

Germany’s major independent national press distributor has entered into a joint venture with Newsprint Ltd Malta.
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Social media pose legal challenges for enterprises

Employment law, Data protection and IP law most important 
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Oppenhoff & Partner advises KMW on takeover of EDAG's civil protection branch

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) has taken over the production branch for armoured civil vehicles from the German automotive development specialist EDAG. read more >>>

"Structured, well thought-through, ambitious": Oppenhoff & Partner wins prestigious azur award

The editorial team of JUVE awards this prize to employers who have distinguished themselves through a particularly dynamic and committed approach. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner invites law students to Student Day on 26 April – applications for its award-winning summer university programme “Sommeruni” now possible

Law students are invited to come along on 26 April and learn about working as a law student, trainee lawyer or lawyer at the independent commercial law firm in Cologne. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises PINTSCH BAMAG on the acquisition of Tiefenbach

PINTSCH BAMAG Antriebs- und Verkehrstechnik GmbH, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schaltbau Holding AG, has taken over the shunting equipment and signalling specialist Tiefenbach GmbH. read more >>>

Oppenhoff & Partner advises on sale of Mexad to DataXu

DataXu Inc., provider of the industry’s #1 ranked demand-side platform (DSP), has acquired the leading European DSP Mexad. read more >>>

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